Document Detail

Effect of compost and manure amendments on zinc soil speciation, plant content, and translocation in an artificially contaminated soil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23292226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The addition of organic matter in soil can modify the bioavailability of heavy metals. A greenhouse pot experiment was carried out using an edible plant species Eruca vesicaria L. Cavalieri grown on an artificially contaminated soil with Zn (665 mg kg(-1)). In this study, the effect of compost at 20 t ha(-1) (C20) and at 60 t ha(-1) (C60), manure at 10 t ha(-1) (M10) and at 30 t ha(-1) (M30), and chemical fertilizers (NPK) on Zn fate in a soil-plant system was evaluated. At the end of the experiment, the main growth parameters and Zn content in plants were determined. In addition, Zn speciation in the soil was assessed using the original Community Bureau of Reference sequential extraction and diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid extraction. Zinc, though an essential element for plant growth, caused toxicity effects in plants grown on control and manure treatments, while in the compost treatments, plants showed no visual toxicity symptoms. The concentrations of Zn in roots were similar for all treatments, while significant differences were observed for shoots. In fact, in the compost treatments, plants showed the lowest Zn concentration in shoots. Zinc speciation seems not to be affected by the applied treatments. Indeed, Zn plant content and translocation to shoots seems to be affected. Compost amendments significantly reduced Zn content and translocation in comparison to other treatments.
Ziad Al Chami; Ivana Cavoski; Donato Mondelli; Teodoro Miano
Related Documents :
9769086 - Human factors for pleasure in product use.
24074166 - Diuretic activity and toxicity of some verbascum nigrum extracts and fractions.
23920316 - Biogeochemistry and community ecology in a spring-fed urban river following a major ear...
25292116 - Effects of disinfectant fogging procedure on dust, ammonia concentration, aerobic bacte...
24747926 - Toxicity of sediments from a mangrove forest patch in an urban area in pernambuco (braz...
24634436 - Tree genotype and genetically based growth traits structure twig endophyte communities.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental science and pollution research international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1614-7499     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Sci Pollut Res Int     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9441769     Medline TA:  Environ Sci Pollut Res Int     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari-CIHEAM, Via Ceglie 9, 70010, Valenzano, Italy,
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in wastewater, WWTPs effluents and in the recipient waters of Beiji...
Next Document:  Grain yield and arsenic uptake of upland rice inoculated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in As-spi...